B.C. has declared a state of emergency. Provincial Health order on province wide restrictions in response to COVID-19
By order and direction of the PHO, all individuals, places of work and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce social interactions and travel. The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight to December 7, 2020 at midnight.
British Columbians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are able to access income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services. This compiled list of federal and provincial financial benefits is updated on an ongoing basis including: Support for businesses, organizations and industry Last updated: October 13, 2020
Businesses Helping Businesses: Service Providers Wanted
The B.C. Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant program is seeking interested parties such as accountants, financial planners, bookkeepers and lawyers to assess the solvency of businesses and help develop recovery plans (template to be provided). Small Business BC matches the business to the service provider who invoices SBBC for reimbursement for services, up to a maximum of $2,000 (including taxes) per grant recipient at their normal hourly rate of up to $250/hour. Service providers must participate in a 45 minute webinar to ensure they are fully briefed on the objectives of the program, its timelines and the importance of a consistent approach.
Houston is a community of 2,993 people located on Highway 16 in Northwest British Columbia, between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Houston is part of the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District, an area of the province with a large and diversified resource base and an area that is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination.
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